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i learned that it is going to be an awesome boardwalk when it is done and will be better than i was before. >> if you want to look for something that's devastating, you can find it. if you want to find a positive story and something going in the right direction it is here in seaside heights. >> what have you learned? >> i learned we are now beginning to wrestle with how big a task this will be here and elsewhere. >> i learned that natural disasters are violent events and cities in this country, asbury park, boston, manhattan, nothing stronger than the resilience of the people who live here. >> yes. >> no doubt about it. if it is way too early, it is "morning joe." please remember six months later so many people still suffering after sandy. the rebuilding continues. now stick around because chuck todd and "the daily run-down" next. the syrian situation putting pressure on american leaders to
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do something but the big question is what. president obama's red line reality even has more haw kish hill voices urging caution. also this morning, deep dive into how much the message coming from the states and governors around the country sounds a lot different from this debate that happens in washington. a look at the state of the state literally by the numbers. another white house correspondents dinner is in the books. the president and conan dished out serious zingers stinging the political press. we will have the highlights and, of course, the low-lights. >> good morning from historic churchill downs in louisville, kentucky. home of the kentucky derby. it is monday, april 29, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." here is chuck todd. >> derby week. derby week. that was kentucky state treasurer todd hallenbatch getting ready for the big derby weekend next saturday. thanks for sending that in and
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keep those videos coming in. syrian prime minister survived what appears to be an assassination attempt this morning. when a car bomb exploded near his convoy in sent tram damascus. according to the state run media and opposition a bodyguard was killed. this latest attack targeting a top official comes as u.s. lawmakers raising a caution flag about american intervention in the two year civil wrar in syria. warning that the u.s. should keep any action limited. even arizona senator john mccain said repeatedly sunday that putting american troops in syria would be a mistake. mccain was just one among many to put the brakes on. >> the worst thing that the american people -- the united states could do right now is put boots on the ground in syria. that would turn the people against us. >> it is not really at a tipping point. so i don't think you ever want to say absolutely not. obviously we don't want to do that unless it is absolutely
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necessary. >> i would go even beyond that. i would say no. we don't immediate to put boots on the ground but we immediate to enable their neighbors, neighbors of syria, to bring some sort of peaceful resolution to this. >> there were voices calling for more intervention. south carolina's lindsey graham warned it would embolden iran saying u.s. has to work to neutralize the air advantage assad has over the rebels immediately. >> one way you can stop the syrian air force from flying is to bomb the syrian air bases with missiles. you don't need to go deep into syria to do that. >> but for the most part, the focus of lawmakers was the humanitarian and refugee crisis. rather than the immediate consequences of the use of chemical weapons by assad's government. one concern in washington driving the go slow approach, u.s. fears about radical elements within the syrian opposition. >> the situation here is -- is
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complex. my concern is al qaeda has more influence than it should among the rebels and if we insist the rebels al qaeda can take advantage of them. >> referring to the al qaeda aligned front they declared a terrorist group. o on the same day israel's cabinet held its first meeting on syria and it was made clear at a conference in new york israel, quote, never asked or encouraged the u.s. to take military action in syria so go slow from the israelis as well on friday. the president said a range of questions remain about how, when and where the chemical weapons may have been used and he called the intelligence assessment preliminary. but said if chemical weapons have been used it does make it a game changer. on sunday house intelligence chairman mike rogers said members of congress had received classified information that suggests the assad government has been using chemical weapons
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from past -- for the past two years. >> the problem is that the president laid down the line and can't be a dotted line. it can't be anything other than a red line. and more than just syria, iran is paying attention to this. north korea is paying attention to this. >> here lines the conundrum. there may be a little bit of regret among some in the white house the president drew a red line so firmly in public. they regret the red line, they believed in that red line on chemical weapons but re80s this political conversation that adds another level of complication to what is already an incredibly tough problem. no easy answers. only collective that you saw with these lawmakers was do something on the humanitarian front at a minimum. to domestic politics. president is expected to sign a bill maybe today but maybe tomorrow which gives the faa flexibility on how it handles its spending cuts. law passed by the house and senate last week allowed the faa
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to redistributed as much as $253 million within the agency's budget to end furloughs restoring 15,000 controllers to pull employment and ending furloughs of another 11,000 faa safety inspectors, technicians, other aviation workers. now bizarre clerical errors in the language of the bill delayed its delivery to the president's desk p.m. that's why it is not signed yet. airports resumed normal operations as of late last night. after lawmakers streamed out of town for a weeklong recess on friday, the president used his weekend address to urge congress to once again replace the sequester. >> maybe because they fly home each weekend, the members of congress who insisted on these cuts finally realize that they actually apply to them, too. congress passed a temporary fix. band-aid. but these cuts are scheduled to keep falling across other parts of the government that provide vital services for the american people. we can't just keep putting band-aids on every cut.
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>> at the white house, left looking like it had struck a bad bargain again. but the question hanging out there, why didn't democrats and the white house use public pressure to fix faa furloughs to extract other sequester fixes or xoverall. white house argues that they faced a veto-proof majority in both the houses and senate. and given the rush by democrats as well as republicans to get the faa fix done. the president's hands were tied or worse if he did a veto and got overridden. now a suggestion to buy down the sequester for the next couple of months was also rejected by some because there was a concern that then democrat was face the unmanageable showdown of sequester and the debt limit showing up at the same time. and that would have been an uglier level of politics. the president is -- added problem of having his own airplane which put yet another lock in their political box on this. why they couldn't rhetorically get out there as much. the white house left looking like they have been rolled
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cementing the idea at best sequester will only be fixed crisis by crisis. white house press security carney struggled to explain how the deal with anything but a giveaway. >> aren't you just inviting more exception? >> there is no way for this to be done except in a broad action by congress to eliminate -- >> are you decide thing bill? >> because this is causing unnecessary harm to travelers around the country and this is -- a specific case where an act of congress could take unobligated funds from one account and apply them. >> here is the problem with crisis by crisis fixes. there are few budget cuts. public will be able to relate to. as easily as airport delays and cancelations. political combat we have seen even with something like this faa fix that everyone really wants to get done is also reminder of how far away the two sides aring from getting a real budget deal and can we expect near-term grand bargain?
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latest in the boston investigation. dzhokh dzhokhar tsarnaev is waking up in a medical prison. his bed is bolted to the floor. the door has a small slot for food. she allowed one hour of recreation each day. meanwhile, two weeks after the boston bombings, investigators are trying to put the pieces together to better understand how the tsarnaev brothers were radicalized. over the weekend we learned their mother may have had a much larger role than previously understood. according to a source brief order the investigation, russian authorities briefed u.s. officials in the days after the attack about a 2011 conversation between the older suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, and his mother in which they discussed jihad and a possible trip to the palestinian territories. that information, which was captured through a wiretap, was apparently not shared with u.s.
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intelligence. until after the april 15 boston bombings. counter terrorism officials have also confirmed tsarnaevs' mother was placed on the cia's counterterrorism database in the fall of 2011. that's the same time that tamerlan was put on the list. some lawmakers asking why didn't the russians share this with the u.s. authorities until after the bombings. >> they are very careful about disclosing any sources of that that's -- just as our own int intelligence agencies are. there's a lot of mutual suspicion. we will take the russian help as much as they are willing to give. >> one of the big questions for -- questions for investigators has been whether the suspects had my outside help. though there have been no reported leave members of congress say the question still isn't a closed one. >> we still have persons interest we are working to find and identify and have conversations with. >> to try to piece together more clues, authorities have been
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searching for dzhokhar tsarnaev's laptop. over the weekend they searched landfill but never found it. well, back in washington, how should the summit respond to the brutal civil war in syria? humanitarian crisis starting to look like rwanda. up next, i will talk to an expert on both the politics in the region and at home. still to come, the high lights and, yes, the lowlights from this weekend's core departments dinner a look at today's planner. the president will announce he is nominating anthony fox, mayor of charlotte, north carolina, as the new transportation secretary. this morning, the big news might be that the -- nonplayoff team
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it is very, very complex. here's what concerns me, though. the world is watching. we got 70,000 dead people in that part of the world. we as america have never let something like that happen before. we have taken action. >> that was the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, chambliss. pushing for action in syria. the white house is still weighing its options. earlier i spoke to former special envoy for the middle east and former senate majority
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leader george mitchell. and asked him what is next. >> well, the first thing we have to be careful about is that we don't immediate another war in the middle east. so the president would be wise to reject any action that would directly or lead to the united states being itself directly involved in another conflict. however, there is something that can be done. first, of course, we can step up humanitarian assistance and nonlethal assistance. humanitarian for the vast refugee problem that's -- exists and is growing in jordan and lebanon and iraq. and internally, with tremendous number of displaced persons, and the president has been providing non-lethal assistance. secondly, we can renew the effort and stay with trying to get the russians to act at the security council. really the best entry into the
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solution of the problem is threw the united nations and only russian obste obstinance. how do you handle a transition? the united states and russia now are in a circumstance where they have competing interests in some areas and -- and -- a need to cooperate in others. this might become one and although they said no so far i think we should persist it. i think secretary kerr sxwr the president are doing that. >> how you would define the mission here, what the mission of the united states should be? and in taking action? is it solely humanitarian? is it -- at a minimum, chemical weapons, supplies need to be secure? what is the -- the defined mission that the president should have when a decision is made to do something more advanced than we have done now? >> i think that the mission
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should be broader than those you suggest. i think it ought to be do what we can to ensure a stable and peaceful transition to self-governance by the people of syria. in an effort to contribute to stability in the region as a whole. a secondary objective ought to be to encourage the removal of assad which we have done at least rhetorically and through humanitarian and nonlethal assistance because that will have a profound effect with respect to iran. there is an ancient and ongoing hostility between persians and arabs. and why syria is so for to iran is that's their beachhead in the arab world. great consternation of the other arab. i think it ought to be broader and include the things you suggest but others as well. >> to do that, that sounds like you need some sort of, you need a larger coalition than is being talked about and the united nations may not be -- if the russians continue to stay in the way, do you go alternative path? do you get the arab league
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involved? they have been largely have been quiet on this front. >> well, they have been quiet publicly but as you know both -- saudi arabia and qatr have been trying to offset the assistance that has come in from syria for iran and russia. so the the arab league has not been a coherent and effective force because of divisions themselves. syria is itself member of the arab league. so -- it is president -- i don't think that you can rely upon it to get the job done. >> but they were a huge -- bigger reason arguably than the u.n. was in libya. >> that's right. >> having them say thing is like that was a huge -- big cover for the influence that's right. but that's because in part, libya is not nearly as large and for and central a country in the
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arab world as is syria. secondly, because qaddafi him self was an outlier. he an tag mized almost all the other arab leaders so there was zero sympathy and support for him and did not have either the geographic proximity or support from iran that syria is getting. >> does the president have to get some sort of congressional resolution before he acts or can he do this unilaterally? >> well, chuck, that's a battle that goes back to the constitution and many times since then. it depends obviously entirely on what the action is. my direct military action in the act of war would require it but as you know very well, no american president has ever agreed to abide by the terms of the war powers act which was passed 40 years ago and which has never been able to take effect. vagueness of the constitution or ambiguity in providing that it
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is the congress that declares war and the president that controls the armed forces led to this situation. i think that the president likely will want to try to get at least form alex pregss of support in the form of general resolutions from congress and as other recent presidents have done. >> it doesn't seem like there is a big appetite in congress to vote on this. because -- i have heard this is a concern that maybe there wouldn't be majority support to do something. >> well, not to be uncharitable to my former colleagues but commonplace to have people want to be able to freely criticize but not take responsibility for the action and, look, one of the things you can be sure of is that those who are criticizing the president now for not doing enough will be leading the charge against them if we get deeply implicated in another war there. i think that's the cardinal principle that has to guide its actions and i must say the president has acted with commendable restraint so far. that we cannot get involved in
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10, 12-year wars in the middle east every time something turbulent happens over there. it is going to be a lot of turbulence over the next several decades if i might cite just one figure people ought to think about. right now of the 7 billion people on earth one out of five is muslim. 1.2 billion. sometime after the middle of the century, four decades away, there are going to be nearly 10 billion people on earth and 1 out of 3 will be muslim. there will be 3.5 billion muslims. that's the equivalent of the total population of the world as recently as 1965. these guys who want to say let's get in will and let's drop bombs and let's do this, they will have a field day over the next -- will is no end of the number of wars we can get into because there is a huge and really for struggle going on within islam between moderates and extremists and there are going to be turbulent battles for a long time to come.
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>> for words of caution there from you. former senate majority leader george mitchell. former mideast peace envoy for president obama. thanks for coming in. up next corks there be another chance for a gun control bill after that very public failure what senators are saying now. one day ahead of the primary, we have developing news in the massachusetts senate race. but first, today's trivia question, when was the last time two supreme court justices current or former died on the same day? first person to tweet the correct answer gets the on-air shout-out. ryan, son of well-known artist, charles, was inspired by his father's paint stained paper straps. collecting them to use his wrapping paper. now with the collection of his own designs, he founded wrap and
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first, the gun control debate as s not over yet. at least that's according to west virginia senator joe manchin. manchin co-authored the failed background check compromise bill with republican senator pat toomey. said he plans to try again and expect it is bill will get to 60 votes needed. this time in order on move the legislation forward. this weekend when asked if his republican co-sponsor was still committed to the legislation, manchin had this to say. >> i don't think he is done. pat is totally committed to this bill. i believe that with all of my heart and we will work this bill. >> question is when do you bring it up? do you wait million after the spring republican primary season. 41-year-old james everett dutzky was arrested saturday accused of sending letters to president obama and would other public officials laced with the deadly poison ricin. 12 days ago the police arrested another man and charged him with mailing the poison.
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those charges against curtis who believes he was framed were dropped last week. authorities say the two mississippi men do know each other and have feuded in the past. he will face a biological weapons charge and in court today. a charge that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. new quinnipiac poll finds republican governor corbett in hot water. he's up for re-election in 2014, trails three different leading democratic challengers by margins of nine points or higher among independent voters. former congressman joe sestak would lead. representative schwartz leads by 13. state treasurer job mccord has mine-point advantage over the governor. not clear, though, which democrat will win the primary and how many of them will end up running. 59% of voters there, by the way, are undecided. massachusetts senate candidates spent the weekend crossing the commonwealth in a final effort to connect with undecided primary voters or voters that didn't know there was an election tomorrow.
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after suspending their campaigns for a short period after the boston marathon bombings. u.s. congressman ed markey and steven lynch will face off in tomorrow's democratic primary. polls show markey with a slight advantage over lynch and representative lynch canceled most of his public events today but will hold his election eve rally in south boston later tonight. the republican primary, of course is a three-way competition, michael sullivan, state representative winslow and former navy s.e.a.l. gabe gomez. released his first tv ad this morning titled unanimous. winslow campaign is calling it, a political grand slam after receiving endorsements from every state newspaper. everybody expects very, very low turnout. tonight in south carolina former governor mark is an poured and democrat elizabeth colbert bush will debate for the first time. we have much more on this increasingly unpredictable
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special election on our website. jessica taylor has a lot more of this stuff for us. turning to the markets. opening bell ringing right now on wall street. investors may get a boost from new numbers of consumer spending and incoming march. they were up .2 of a point. slightly more than analysts expected. also have one more big week of earnings reports. 137 companies on the s&p. we will issue their first quarter results in the coming days. let the overtrading begin. up next, we are taking a deep dive into the state of the states. in a way that hasn't been done very often. we will tell you why state lawmakers have a totally different message for voters than their counterparts in washington. new car!
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today we are taking a deep dive into the political conversation that is taking place in state houses around the
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country. very different conversation, frankly, the one that's taking place in the halls of congress. can congressional ratings way down, state leaders are filling the credibility gap in the eyes of the public. >> we will invest in you and welcome you and work with you and we want you to do well. >>er with turning things around. we are heading in the right direction. >> we are saying yes. but we can also act like the heart of the poured moving country. >> the success we have had in the jobs arena shows what can happen when there is a willingness to work together. >> hard work can breed success regardless of one station in life. >> a broad look at all 50 of the state of the state addresses by our friends at public opinion strategies. republican polling firm who is one-half of our nbc "wall street journal" team. broke down nearly 600 different policy proposals made by the governors. as president obama put it back in 2011, they are the issues
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that we are likely to hear a lot more about in years to come. here is why. >> you see, part of the genius of our founders was the establishment of a practical system. in which each of our states serves as a laboratory for our democracy. through this process, some of the best state ideas became some of america's best ideas. >> a deep dive into the laboratories. those 50 states. here a look at the topics that came up the most this year. overall, governor spent a significant amount of time on proposals built around the economy, health care, taxes. tops on the list was education. primary focus for governors on both sides of the aisle. >> nothing is more determinative of our future than how we teach our children. if we fail at this, we will growing social chaos and inequality that no law can rectify. >> both money and reform of our schools are essential but neither alone is sufficient.
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in new jersey we are leading the way for the nation by providing both -- >> a breakdown of republican gubernatorial initiatives shows that 96 of the 371 that were voiced at the state of the state had to do with schools and education, far more than their democratic counterparts for the most part republicans were tightly focused on the economy, health care, tax policy, and children's issues made up 70% of all gop proposals. democratic governors seem to touch on more issues. spending time on everything from energy and ethics to children and crime. in addition the democratic governors pitched more economic proposals than educational ones. joining me now is the co-founder of the strategies polling first la lady, fred yang and the folks at research. bill, you have been doing this for most of the last decade. explain why you tracked this, looking at the state of the states and trying to put numbers
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to the words spoken. >> well, number one, we want to look at public policy trends. that's what we do. we want to see what is coming. what will be the political debate and we want to understand what both parties and where they are headed. and the other thing you learn is that guess what, governors are education and -- every survey over a decade of these speeches, education, has been the number one topic. even when things are the most with our >> good or bad let me put up here this year, republican proposals, what they put out, 26% of the different proposals they had in the state of the state. economy and jobs were 159%. then you see health care taxes and other children's issues. among democratic gubernatorial proposals, economy and education were basically tied. education just a move under so you see that collective focus on education but a much more array of policy initiative. is that -- represent the -- idea that democratic governor just more comfortable looking for legislative solutions and republican governor? >> well, part of it is you have -- remember the democrat states are new york, california,
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and illinois. these deeply blue states. so we saw a little more about minimum wage like in illinois. we saw more crime and more gun, pro-gun control areas for the democrats. and i think not surprisingly given the state's economic condition of the states, little more focus by the democrats. >> one of the things that -- jumps out here and you have been making a point of this is if you look at the few survey in march, sort of comparing credibility of members of congress, both congressional democrats and congressional republicans, you see their favor built ratings, democrats doing much better than republicans but neither, both below 50% marker, on the state level, whether it is democratic governors, democratic -- republican governors, or the local level, whether it is democratic mayors or republican mayors, they are both doing much better than any of other federal contact. >> we have been here saying look, people want see stuff get done. dpes what's happening. we have a lot of ideas that are actually being implemented in these states and there is a sense of action where we are
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seeing legislation being passed. i think the other thing i want to just say in general, education, is that if you read every proposal, what i walked away from is guess what i read over and over and over again in multiple states. which make sure kids can read between third and fourth grade and don't promote them until they learn to read. these are very small items where you start -- >> you see a collective move right where it is democratic and republican. how do you pay for that? who pays for holding them back? that's a -- i noticed in individual state fights and we focus on this at nbc. this education nation. that's the gap here. everybody agrees with that. that's the problem. but how do you solve that crisis? i am curious if you think that republican governors are using these initiatives that they focus on edge indication and as their way of softening the edges of how the national party is perceived, do you see had a? >> i wish so. i talked a lot about this is -- republican party needs to be the party of our 30 governors and not the focus in washington. because we do have governors for
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policy innovate wrors and other thing we saw from a lot of republican governors is -- for example, ohio, which is let's move infrastructure projects from 20 years to six years and create 75,000 jobs. you see this sort of -- kind of this practical focus for these governors. >> more pragmatism. >> i think part of it is because that's what governors can do and people want to be governor. you can say let's change -- the other thing that's rue guess what, these states have to have mandatory balanced budgets. what it means is we have had very difficult years but now because states had a -- balance their budget they don't have huge deficits. now the money is beginning to roll in and the money is going to more money for education and more money for these inpracti infrastructure. if you go to our website we will point you to all of the stuff you dies did here. republican half of our democratic and republican polling team. an interesting look whether you
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are a democrat or republican at how governors are communicating with the public. thank you, sir. >> thank you. after the president served up some laughs at the white house core departments dinner over the weekend, today at the white house, it is a very conservative soup. navy bean. which actually we haven't heard from them in a while. we haven't had a good bean soup in a while. after dinner the president poked fun at himself and those of us who cover him. it wasn't all jokes. our gaggle will be here next to discuss his little shot at the press that was more serious. >> i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. but one thing they all agree on is they immediate to do a better job reaching out to minorities. and, look, call me self-centered. but i can think of one minority they can start with. hello.
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himself at the correspondents dinner but also gave a short lecture to the media that covers him. >> he is days, i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. some things are beyond my control. for example, this whole controversy about jay-z going to cuba. it is unbelievable. i have 99 probably sxlems now jay-z is one of them. those of us in this room tonight, we are incredibly lucky. and the fact is we can do better. all of us. >> let's bring in our monday gaggle.
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welcome. i think that we heard the president express a little more frustration with what he thinks the media landscape is and led on to what he doesn't like about the current media landscape more than we usually do. fair? >> new? >> not new to you. his -- he really hates the su r superficiality of the media. >> he believes digging down in the issues and finding something had works. that's not something we find in washington. media tends to focus on -- >> it is a collective criticism even if it is a small group of media doing this. that's always frustrated me when i hear him make these criticisms. >> sure. i think that he understands that there is a role there, you know, the free speech freedom of the press he has respected. it is more when the press, small portion of the press, focuses on very much the politics of it. >> one joke that was than even a joke i don't think. ing the column about he
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should -- >> the american president in the movie. it was joke, funny. but it wasn't. i can imagine he told one of his staffers he was complain being a column she wrote which she said like johnson more like the character, american president, michael douglas played and was mocking this idea, liberal fantasy. his most pointed joke in the speech. >> when robert gibbs went after this. it is not new the president is getting mad at the press. conservatives are going i don't understand. we think the press gives nothing but a free pass to the president. he thinks he never gets a fair shake -- particularly when it comes to the issue of who is right and wrong in these budget showdown. >> i think it is not just that. i think this the frustration every political person feels is the dash 12-hour, two-hour turnaround now so that everything -- only has shelf life of -- we are already over the gun control debate. nobody is talking about it because the bombing occurred. the fact that you have, you know
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dash. >> real issues. >> two hours. yeah. two hours to get capture the imagination of the american public. where things used to get drilled down on more. that frustrates both sides. and -- when it is drilled down on, it is usually to the disadvantage of republicans. >> how did you guys manage the -- cycle? you would have a meeting and say you know the news cycle may last a day and a half on this subject. do you try to manage that? >> absolute. >> i do you extend it? do you just sort of live in the reality? >> you have to try to extend it by coming up with ways that keep making it interesting. the truth of it is the media doesn't win quickly. you have to take as much advantage when it favors you to tap into that news cycle as quickly as possible and stay on top of. >> it we should know the president is on a new -- "new york times" once or twice entire term. he has done lots of "people" magazines and lots with people in -- not as serious as journalists. if they want to make the dialogue better can do a little bit on his end and talk to chuck todd and "washington post." >> they complain about lack of
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this tea party congress will make the tough choice to keep children's birthday parties on schedule and give industries that rely on helium the list that they deserve. imagine, mr. speaker, a world without balloons. >> you got to love sometimes some members of congress had a good time writing about that. let's bring back the gaggle. what this is all about, it has to do with a federal helium prom guise, washington's inability to can cut what they no longer needs. the house voted to keep it alive. if the republicans who want to cut spending can't get rid of the helium federal helium program -- >> you're asking me to be funny
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the day after the white house dinner. >> the republican house pass i.d. >> i'm flabbergasted. it's just, it's why i do governor's races instead of senate races. >> hey i really love what's going on in the governors. get me out of here. >> i am almost speechless. the world is clammering for real things to get done and when you ha have -- >> they've tried to get lid of the helium program for years and they haven't been able to do it. the problem is if they got rid of it there would be a helium shortage apparently. >> privatization doesn't always work. >> it's not working here. >> it's not working here for sure and it's obviously the vote to be fair, democrats and republicans voted to extend this program. it does show there is a problem here, there's a gap in the
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public policy solutions right now. >> i look at this and you look at what happened with the faa fix. shouldn't we all be so skeptical that no big deal is going to happen because you can't get something like this cut out, a spending program that seems silly. >> they should have debated this after inhaling heel yum. this is what frustrates the american people. we've got fun safety and background checks they could be working own and enstead they're focusing on hings things like helium. >> kudos to the white house to jump start the debate that will launch the debate. >> thinking of getting things done, $2 billion business in iowa, they landed facebook and google doubled down oun one of the education reformings about to happen. >> they can't niend a candidate
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for the senate. >> that's okay. we'll fix it. >> shameless plug, go. >> i think that we're going to see a lot more of this bipartisan immigration reform coming out in the next couple of weeks. >> you're not cynical enough. >> kevin ware, good luck to him as he recovers from his injury. >> that's it for the edition of the daily rundown. we'll see you right back here tomorrow because if it's tuesday it's a special election day in massachusetts. coming up, it's chris jansing. >> we've got some showers unand down the coast today, lighter showers moving into new york
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gad morning, i'm richard in for chris jansing. there's new information about the boston bombing marathon suspects and it's driving for questions from lawmakers about how the case was handle. stelg nbc that russian authorities caught tamerlan
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tsarnaev on a wiretap talking about jihad to his mother back in 2007. >> if the russians had given the fbi the information they had regarding the mother and the son and the views on the mother's radicalization, it would have changed the investigation and again got to the bottom of this more quickly and headed this entire disaster off. >> there's more. chairman mike mccall saying there's rush to judgment and the boston bombings could be part of a bigger conspiracy. they want to know more about how tamerlan tsarnaev name got misspeeld on span airline ticket and they're asking why his trip back to the region did not raise more of a red flag. i want to bring in both of you and let's start